Owner of Newby Hall, Richard Compton, is new head of Historic Houses Association

First published in Business news

THE owner of a 17th century mansion near Ripon has been elected to lead a body which represents 1,500 of the UK’s top tourist attractions.

Richard Compton, whose family have lived at Newby Hall, at Skelton-on-Ure, since 1748, has been appointed president of the Historic Houses Association. He said he would concentrate on highlighting the contribution his members’ properties played in drawing tourists to the country.

The HHA has called on the Government to support its members after imposing full VAT to alterations to listed buildings in this year’s Budget.

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9:45pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Davy Crocket says...

I have the war medal of the chap who used to be chauffeur at Newby Hall in 1911.... his name was Markell.
I have the war medal of the chap who used to be chauffeur at Newby Hall in 1911.... his name was Markell. Davy Crocket
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